No more cookies, candy, popcorn, or other high caloric count items as a fundraiser. This is simply collecting gently worn used and new shoes, putting them in the Funds2Orgs bags and us picking them up!
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
Funds2Orgs has rapidly become a hit in the fundraising world; offering real, relevant, and engaging strategies for schools, churches, civic groups, and other nonprofit organizations to fundraise utilizing gently worn, used and new shoes as currency to raise money.
“Our team works with a school band for example, on doing a shoe drive where we supply them the bags, rubber bands, marketing materials, and a personal fundraising coach to work with them from start to finish,” said Wayne Elsey, founder and CEO of Funds2Orgs. “After the event, our logistics fleet will pick up the shoes collected and issue them a check for their efforts.”
Organizations are getting the “calorie free” concept of Funds2Orgs fundraising model. “No more cookies, candy, popcorn, or other high caloric count items as a fundraiser,” added Elsey. “This is simply collecting gently worn used and new shoes, putting them in the Funds2Orgs bags and us picking them up!”
After collection and pickup, the shoes are used in developing nations to create “micro-jobs” via micro-enterprises. “People are making money trading Americans excess and using it as a currency. My heart is warm to hear the stories of folks making a living, providing opportunities for others vs the alternative in Haiti, Tanzania and the other countries we work with,” said Elsey. “One lady I met is making $60 per day from $1-2 before selling used shoes.”
Our commitment to microenterprises is very deep around the world and right here in America from an educational standpoint. “We have introduced the Funds2Orgs Micro-Enterprise Curriculum that is available for free immediate download. Several schools have adopted it and the feedback on the quality, form and substance is relevant,” Elsey responded. “Thousands have downloaded it already.”
To further facilitate the rapid growth at Funds2Orgs, the following Growth Plans were announced today:
- Launched FREE Funds2Orgs APP on all platforms
- Increase Fundraising Coach staff by 100% in the next 12 months.
- Expand the World Headquarters in Orlando.
- Opening West Coast Warehouse facility on July 1
- Opening Funs2Orgs DEPOT in Port u Prince, Haiti in 2015
In addition, the following organizational changes are effective immediately:
Courtney Eaton has been promoted to Executive VP – Logistics and Operations. Eaton has demonstrated her ability to excel in a fast pace environment and her commitment to service for the organization.
Gretchen Parker has been promoted to Initiatives Development Manager. Parker has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment to excellence.
Alexandra Kirkland has joined the company as Fundraising Coach – Northeast Region.
“It is about service and we want to make sure that we are the GO TO Fundraiser for organizations. The growth plans that we announced exemplify this commitment,” exclaimed Elsey.